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Identification of canopy strata in Allegheny hardwood standsAuthor(s): David W. McGill; Stephen B. Jones; Christopher A. Nowak
Source: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. p.547
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAllegheny hardwood stands typically develop vertical canopy layers, or strata, due to differential species-specific growth rates and tolerance to shade. Across the Allegheny Plateau, black cherry dominates the main canopy, while sugar maple, American beech, and red maple are relegated to subcanopy strata.
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CitationMcGill, David W.; Jones, Stephen B.; Nowak, Christopher A. 1995. Identification of canopy strata in Allegheny hardwood stands. In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. p.547
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